Thursday, March 09, 2006

Essay 462

CrAzY commentary with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• A Florida woman is suing Walgreens for a shocking note on her prescription printout. The message attached to her depression and anxiety drugs read, “CrAzY!! ... She’s really a psycho!!! Do not say her name too loud, never mention her meds by names & try to talk to her when … ” “I was devastated, humiliated and embarrassed,” the woman said. “I honestly couldn’t speak. I was trembling.” Damn, she sounds CrAzY!!

• Bill Cosby has a way with words. While serving as master of ceremonies at the Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards Dinner, he launched some new curious quotes. “We need to teach the kids the true meaning of [the N-word]. [The N-word] was used against Jackie Robinson when he played baseball, but now the youth dance to this word,” Cosby said. Pointing to the JRF scholars at the event, Cosby questioned, “Do you see any [the N-word] sitting up there? Do you see any bitches?” Rush Limbaugh declined to comment.

• The late Johnnie Cochran’s law firm is sparking controversy as it continues to evolve since the iconic attorney’s death. Some express concern that the company is being taken over by White partners. Others complain that the practice is now serving criminal clientele that Cochran would not have approved of. One community activist said, “The new changes, they’re tainting Johnnie’s legacy. They’re now going into an area of law that Johnnie never advocated — the defense of rapists and child molesters…” OJ Simpson declined to comment.

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